Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in Brooklyn, NY

“The first time I was here [at the Ukrainian Catholic University] I saw nothing. Now I see everything. What I saw here was an empty field. And I saw dreams. Now if you really look at dreams, there’s nothing there but dreams. And now the dreams are realized, but only in part, because there’s still so much to go.

“But what I see here is just a magnificent manifestation of people coming together with pride, with energy, with money, and with a will to build from an empty field into a university that is just an incredible example of modern thought, of planning, of a desire to change and to build a new Ukraine, to build the kingdom of God in a place where it was once forbidden to be.”